Meaghan Armstrong Wilkins

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23 Surprisingly Gorgeous Homes Made From Shipping Containers

Because shipping containers are like Legos for adults.

These images show just how differently cats and humans see the world

Cats and humans have very different perspectives on the world, both literally and figuratively. Indeed, as these visualizations beautifully …

Pets

A brief, complete history of the gummi bear

Hans Riegel, chief executive of the German confectionary company Haribo, died of heart failure today at the age of 90 in Bonn, according to a statement from the company. Riegel, along with his brother Paul, built the small candy company founded by their father—also named Hans—in 1920 into a global …

Made in America

Giant Deep-Sea Oarfish Found off California Coast

Wildlife<p>This giant oarfish was found dead off Catalina Island Sunday. Photo: CIMI<p><i>Updated on October 16, 2013 at 11 am.</i><p>A deep-sea creature that is rarely seen, and was likely the inspiration for sea serpent tales among mariners of yore, has resurfaced.<p>On Sunday, staff of the Catalina Island Marine …

What Happens If Congress Can't Make A Deal On The Debt?

If you don't pay your electric bill on time, you'll probably get charged a buck or two in interest. As long as you pay off the balance in a reasonable amount of time, your lights will stay on.<p>So why is it such a big deal that the Treasury Department may soon be unable to pay all of its bills on …

Kayak the Hedgehog

(YouTube link)<p>Kayak was a sick baby hedgehog when he was taken in by a volunteer with the Hedgehog Welfare Society. Kayak was underweight and too …

Addicted to Oreos? You truly might be

Oreos are as addictive as cocaine, at least for lab rats, and just like us, they like the creamy center best.<p>Eating the sugary treats activates more neurons in the brain’s “pleasure center” than drugs such as cocaine, the team at Connecticut College found.<p>“Our research supports the theory that …

Neuroscience